The story takes place at Frawley Colliery in England. A
colliery is a British term for coal mine. This one appears
to be fictitious.
On page 1, the coal miner called Davy has been hearing
things in the old part of the mine and his co-worker gives
him a hard time about ghosts, leaving Davy thinking, Go
on, take the micky. "Take the micky" is a British term
for being teased.
When he hears what he thinks is something trying to get out
of the old, blocked mine shaft, Davy thinks,
Stone the Crows! This is a British
term of surprise.
Foster discovers a couple of UFOs hidden in the old mine
shafts and tries to get back to the surface to report it to
SHADO, but gets lost in the miles of tunnels. When some of
the miners, also searching the tunnels for the missing Davy,
catch Foster snooping around, they grab him and Foster
explains about UFOs and the green-skinned aliens. But it
seems unlikely he would be telling them that since the alien
presence is still supposed to be a secret from the public! I
suppose some SHADO personnel will be paying them a visit to
apply the amnesia drug!
The aliens in this story wear entirely clear helmets on
their heads instead of the ones of the typical metal/plastic
glass faceplate as seen in the past.
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